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By Elena Kadvany

QBB opens in Mountain View

Uploaded: Sep 15, 2017

Ribs, brisket, pastrami and other barbecue fare is on the menu of Quality Bourbons & Barbecue in Mountain View, which opened its doors at 216 Castro St. on Tuesday.

Quality Bourbons & Barbecue, or QBB, is the brainchild of Kasim Syed, who owns Palo Alto Brewing Company, The Rose & Crown and The Tap Room in Palo Alto, and Jon Andino, former general manager at Scratch in Mountain View.

After several years of talking about wanting to open a restaurant together, they settled on barbecue, hoping to fill a hole in the Mountain View dining scene.

Isaias Cancino pulls St. Louis-style pork spare ribs out of the smoker at QBB. Photo by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Weekly.

QBB's opening menu is split into appetizers, sandwiches, meat plates, "just the meat," sides and dessert. It's certainly a place for carnivores, from the "bacon explosion" appetizer (sausage that's stuffed with cream cheese, then wrapped with bacon and cut into medallions) to pastrami, reuben and French dip sandwiches.

Meat options include brisket, chicken, sausage, pulled pork, pastrami and pork spare ribs. There are classic barbecue sides like beans, potato salad, creamed corn and cole slaw.

For libations, Andino said in a previous interview that they planned to have Palo Alto Brewing Company beers on tap, cocktails on tap an "expansive" list of bourbons available to drink neat or on the rocks. 

QBB is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Check out the menu here.